There is no doubt that e-cigarettes are vastly healthier than tobacco cigarettes, which kill nearly 500,000 Americans every year. E-cigarettes don’t make you smell, they don’t ruin your teeth, they don’t poison those around you with secondhand smoke. E-cigarettes can help you stop or reduce your smoking habit, as they’ve done for millions of former-smokers already.
But you may have heard otherwise. You may have heard that e-cigarettes are just as dangerous or more dangerous than tobacco cigarettes, or that they are gateway to kids and non-smokers starting to smoke.
Below are some resources about the contents and health effects of e-cigarettes, as well as the politics surrounding them. See for yourself.
What’s an electronic cigarette?
A quick breakdown of how e-cigs work, their components, and determining the best type of vape setup for your needs. Click here for the guide.
This guide provides a detailed introduction to the ingredients and health effects of the nicotine e-liquid in electronic cigarettes. See the guide here.
Public Health England Says Vaping is 95% Less Harmful Than Smoking
An expert independent evidence review published in August 2015 by Public Health England (PHE), an agency of UK’s department of health, concluded that e-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking and that nearly half the population doesn’t even realize e-cigarettes are much less harmful than smoking. The report also found no evidence that e-cigarettes are acting as a route into smoking for children or non-smokers. You can see a summary of results here.
Respiratory Harm Reversal Seen in Asthmatic Smokers on E-Cigarettes
The key clinical finding of this research was: “Asthmatic smokers who adopted physician advice to switch to electronic cigarettes showed significant 1-year improvements in lung function, methacholine-provoked airway hyperresponsiveness, and asthma-related quality of life.” In other words, as these asthmatic patients replaced their smoking with vaping, they saw significant improvements in lung function — reversing the lung damage caused by smoking. See the summary here.
E-Cigarette Facts vs Myths
Refuting some of the common misconceptions about e-cigarettes, like the widespread myth that they contain formaldehyde or that secondhand vapor is harmful to bystanders. These claims are bogus. Here’s why.
A Billion Lives Documentary
Smoking is projected to kill a billion people this century, and vaping is the best chance we have to reduce that death toll. But believe it or not, smoking makes a lot of people a lot of money. This groundbreaking documentary will be released early 2016, exposing the lies, corruption and big money interests behind the anti-vaping movement. Trailer is below. Learn more at the film’s website.
For more information about e-cigarettes, their health effects, or how they might be able to help you quit or reduce your smoking habit, please don’t hesitate to contact us.